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Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

Really enjoyed the coffee, did the brekie sandwich was good, I would highly encourage getting it without sauce. Focaccia and ciabatta were good but would have been great with an overnight ferment in the fridge to develop flavor, I found them a little bland and...the texture was a little off.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 26 December 2021 via mobile

The cronuts here are the best so far. They have 3 varieties big or small options. And they are all delish! And their fresh ciabatta is divine! However, their pretzels are wee bit salty for us.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Delicious. High-quality but unpretentious sandwiches, hot dogs, and pastries. Quirky and spacious. Quick service and great for kids and adults alike.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021

Staff are all wonderful and friendly and make me feel valued as a customer. The look and feel of the cafe is so cosy and nice and I feel right at home. Food is always delicious and always looks amazing. Coffees are great and the...baristas are really sweet and smile at me all the time. Overall amazing cafe and owners/staff are all really good people.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021

What a gem! If you love bread, brearolls, brezels, cronuts that’s the place to go. Coffee is also very nicely made. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

Quirky, really great food, and 2 min from Fenton St A real surprise to find such a great cafe in the middle of an industrial area. Must do

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 July 2021

A must stop if you are in Rotorua, for breakfast or lunch. From cronuts, to croissant to ciabatta bread and hot dogs.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

We had wonderful food here. Nice big sandwiches on really fresh bread. Yummy desserts too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021

Thank god for searching the internet, because this place you won't stumble upon. Took my two kids and hubby here and was immediately impressed by the GIANT NORTH ISLAND table!!! So, mental note to self to bring any International visitors here in the future. Somehow...my son saw that they had games you could request from the staff - so we ended up playing chess. Coffee was excellent. Cronuts were stupidly amazing. Toilets clean. Very spacious - booth seating for smaller groups, and aside from the North Island table, there's another massive table that would seat a large group (say 15 people?). Plenty of car spaces also at the back. Thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021

So glad we discovered this gem! I got the brekkie sandwich and it had the freshest focaccia bread and most delicious egg and bacon in the middle. The flat white was great, staff friendly. Highly recommend this bakery and would go back any day!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from JMandSusie | Reviewed this property |
yes they have began options available
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No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Yes, Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery offers takeaway services.

Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5